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Osceola, Clarke County law enforcement assist with Leon case

Published: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 2:54 p.m. CDT • Updated: Friday, Aug. 17, 2012 2:58 p.m. CDT

Law enforcement conducted several search warrants in Osceola, Marshalltown, and Urbandale today in effort to gain more information about a home invasion in Leon. As a result of those search warrants, law enforcement arrested Erik Cipriani, 24, of Marshalltown, and Daniel Fletcher, 22, of Urbandale. Cipriani and Fletcher have both been charged with one count of Robbery in the First Degree (Class B Felony), one count of Burglary in the First Degree (Class B Felony), and four counts of Unlawful Imprisonment (Serious Misdemeanor).

Additionally, law enforcement is actively searching for Bobby Eugene McGee, 59. McGee should be considered armed and dangerous. If any member of the public should come in contact with McGee, do not approach him. Contact your local law enforcement agency or call the Leon Police Department.

At 10:32 p.m. August 10, the Leon Police Department, Decatur County Sheriff's Department, and Iowa State Patrol were dispatched to 706 NE 2nd Street in Leon after a report of multiple armed intruders inside the home.

Upon arrival law enforcement witnessed multiple people flee the home in question.

During a search of the area surrounding 706 NE 2nd Street, officers foundWilliam Edward Crawford-Beveridge, 24, of Urbandale, hiding on the property. Crawford-Beveridge was taken into custody without further incident. He was then charged with one count of Robbery in the First Degree (Class B Felony), one count of Burglary in the First Degree (Class B Felony), and four counts of Unlawful Imprisonment (Serious Misdemeanor).

Complaint and Affidavit

Those inside the home suffered only minor injuries.

This is an active investigation. Anyone with information on the home invasion is asked to contact the Leon Police Department at 641-446-7733, or the Division of Criminal Investigation at 515-725-6010.

The Leon Police Department was assisted in this investigation by the Lamoni Police Department, Decatur County Sheriff's Department, Adams County Sheriff's Department, Cass County Sheriff's Department, Clarke County Sheriff's Department, Ringgold County Sheriff's Department, Wayne County Sheriff's Department, Osceola Police Department, Urbandale Police Department, West Des Moines Police Department, Iowa State Patrol, and the Division of Criminal Investigation.

For questions, please contact Special Agent in Charge Michael Motsinger at 515-323-4360.

Please note a criminal charge is merely an accusation and all suspects are considered innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.

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